This webinar will include the latest research from the National Literacy Trust into the links between reading and well-being; important for all school staff and those who work with children. There will be an overview of the research and some practical tips and things that can help. It is being run in conjunction with BounceTogether. 

This is free to SLA members; the price will show as £15 until you add it to your Cart. 


Mental wellbeing, reading and writing - Anne Teravainen-Goff, National Literacy Trust

This presentation provides an overview of the findings from a study conducted by the National Literacy Trust into the relationships between children and young people’s mental wellbeing, reading and writing as well as other national and international evidence that supports the associations between literacy and mental wellbeing. It will first address the relationship between mental wellbeing and literacy as a skill before focusing on literacy attitudes and behaviours. Lastly, it will present some directions for future research in the field, based on gaps identified. (40 mins)


Wellbeing through Reading - a tool to help - Bob Wilkinson, Managing Director, BounceTogether and  Aimee Cave, Assistant Headteacher, Pocklington Community Junior School.

This section explores one of the tools that can help; Wellbeing through Reading - an online survey tool which can collate information about pupils wellbeing and attitude to reading. Aimee will talk about her experience of using it in school, and  Bob will give a short demonstration. (15 mins)

There will be half an hour for questions on both parts at the end of the webinar.  

Speaker Info

Speaker Name

Anne Teravainen-Goff

Speaker Details
Anne is a research manager at the National Literacy Trust. Her research interests include exploring affective and behavioral variables of reading and writing, their interaction with reading skill and the links to other aspects of life, such as mental wellbeing and numeracy. Some of her previous research includes work on literacy and financial capability (2019, National Literacy Trust) and mental wellbeing, reading and writing (2018, National Literacy Trust).